Fireworks, church celebrations and octopus dumplings are some of the ways countries around the world marked New Year's Eve in descriptions and images gathered by The Associated Press' writers and photographers.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- At its annual meeting this fall, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. They are among a dozen of the 42 state conventions that partner with the Southern Baptist Convention that have sold, moved out of or attempted to sell their buildings in the past decade.
By Brian Kaylor, Word&Way Editor|
December 20, 2017
The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is an 80-year-old organization, representing 15 Baptist bodies. While in mid-Missouri to talk about religious liberty issues, BJC's Executive Director Amanda Tyler sat down for an interview with Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor.
By Michael Logan, International Mission Board|
December 20, 2017
JIBLA, Yemen (BP) -- It's been 15 years since I walked the dry, stony grounds of Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen, where a lone gunman murdered three International Mission Board medical missionaries on a December morning in 2002.
Intense religious expressions in the U.S. remain stable, while moderate expressions are in decline, according to sociologists Landon Schnabel of Indiana University Bloomington and Sean Bock of Harvard University.
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service|
December 22, 2017
(RNS) — For the second year in a row, President Trump and his conservative evangelical supporters topped the list of the 10 most important religion news stories of the year as compiled by the country’s largest organization of religion journalists.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country's Islamic State group affiliate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator taking part in talks on the GOP tax package says a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status won’t be in the final bill.